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Putin approves new Cabinet that sees key figures remain

AP  |  Sochi (Russia) 

Russian has reshuffled his Cabinet, replacing some longtime members while keeping key figures in place.

presented the candidates for ministerial posts at today's meeting with in Sochi, and approved his proposals.

Many key figures, including Sergey Lavrov, and Anton Siluanov, are staying. Siluanov was promoted to hold the post of first deputy prime minister, too.

Other key members of Putin's economic team - and Industry and - will also retain their positions.

Igor Shuvalov, who previously held the post of first deputy prime minister, is not in the new Cabinet. Arkady Dvorkovich, who served as deputy prime minister, has also left.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:30 IST